Mar 19, 2012

Review: DESTINED by Aprilynne Pike

D E S T I N E D 
Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 320
Release Date: May 1st 2012
Source: Publisher
Where to buy: Amazon | The Book Depository
Laurel now knows the truth: Yuki is a rare Winter faerie, the most powerful—and deadly—of all, and she is working with Klea to conquer and destroy Avalon. With Tamani, David, and Chelsea by her side, Laurel prepares for a fight she never thought she would have to face.

Filled with heart-pounding action, sweeping romance, and higher stakes at every turn, Destined is the series conclusion that readers have been clamoring for—with a twist that will leave them breathless.

I thought I’d start off this review by saying that I loved the three previous books WINGS, SPELLS, and ILLUSIONS because of how well all three managed to pull off 3rd POV while still focusing on the characters enough so that you never felt distanced from them.  Although I felt like a lot of the things that happened in the book were slightly predictable, DESTINED was a great end to a series I loved and I’m so sad to see it end.

Tamani. Gosh, I loved Tamani. His thoughts and personality light up the pages of the book. His situation with Laurel picks up right where ILLUSIONS left off. And let me say, those two are absolutely adorable together. David wasn’t as present in this book until more toward the end, but he played a huge role in saving Avalon and I enjoyed the parts of the book where he finally got his shining moment.

I do really wish that this book ended with a bigger bang rather than the way it did. There were a few poignant instances in which DESTINED pulls a Deathly Hollows over on us, but I felt like I knew it was going to happen way before I was supposed to.  I loved that we all finally get to learn all about the evil villainous Klea in this book. She’s a cold hearted murderer and I have absolutely no sympathy for what happened to her. At all. I was actually kind of shocked by how reluctant they were to do away with her after all the horrible things that she did throughout the course of the book.  

As a fair warning if you want a truly happy ending then don’t read the epilogue.  But if you’re more into the bittersweet type endings (like me) you’ll read on and find out what happens to all the characters. I’ve been following this series for years, and now that it’s the last book it’s like saying goodbye to an old friend. I highly recommend this last installment to all those who loved the WINGS series.

 / 5 stars

It's great, but not as AMAZING as I thought it would be.



  1. i love wings..i haven't read spells and illusions..looking forward on reading this book:)

  2. I'm looking forward on reading this! =D

  3. I am dying to read Destined! I have read the first two books but I haven't got the chance to read the third one! I must definitely read it before the last book in the series comes out! I am absolutely Team Tamani! I LOVE HIM SO MUCH! Even more than David though I do love him too! Amazing review, Ezmirelda! So glad you enjoyed it! :) <3

  4. I wanted to read this since I always stumble with this book so I got intrigued and I must add on my reading pile now. :)

  5. I love faerie stories and I've heard nothing but amazing things about this author!

    Thanks for the review and for not including spoilers!

  6. I love this series but haven't yet read Destined.

  7. that cover is really eye catching. glad you enjoyed this book :)

  8. Love the cover, excited to read this book!

  9. I LOVE the cover! Can't wait to read this one!

  10. I really like this cover and it seems like an interesting book.

    Thanks for the review.

  11. Great series! Can't wait to get my hands on this book! :)

  12. I haven't read any of this series yet but I've heard some good things about it. I think I'll be checking at my library for copies rather than buy them.

  13. Thank you for the review. I've been meaning to read this series for forever.

  14. what can i say except everyone deserves a tamini someone to look after you but not crowd you who will wait until you realise just how amasing he is. yes i must say a little love affair going on here with tamini, i could go on reading their story for another few books, yes davids story at the end was sad but what he needed to do was focus on what he had saved and how important his part was in that epic battle, imagine how amasing it could have been for his partner to learn just how he had saved the many to ensure the continued existance of laurel.


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